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which is struggling to cope with. a pleasure to have you with us for the program here with international today we have. up to five thousand eight hundred civilians may have been killed by iraqi and u.s. led coalition forces in the last four months during the battle for mosul that's the latest estimate from a human rights organization a ministry international in its new report the group says pro-government forces relied upon in precise weapons during the liberation of west of mosul and ignored the growing number of civilian deaths it also claims pro baghdad troops appear to have repeatedly violated international humanitarian law something that may amount to war crimes a mistake to national collective the testimonies from those displaced it says over
six hundred thousand people were forced to flee west most. of the horrors of war were also witnessed in another way by artist and illustrated george butler who was embedded with iraqi forces in the area a previously he's worked in syria where he traveled several times to document the conflict this time he depicted those who were displaced from west to mosul. the media has largely praised coalition efforts to liberate mosul we spoke to george butler about what he witnessed during his latest mosul trip. what was your
first impressions when you when you arrived and became embedded with the iraqi special forces what i found i guess was huge destruction to. civilian life and as ever it's the civilians that. are losing out more than anybody and they're the ones with the with the stories and other ones that i as an as an illustrator and as artist i guess are trying to do to give justice to what was the most difficult almost striking thing that you that you saw there something that really made an impression on you on one side a pile of endless piles of rubble these houses been destroyed in an airstrike and this. came out and bought me a chair to sit on you could see i was touring and just begins to tell a story and isis fighters had fled the mosque next door during the fight a fire fight they'd come into his home where his family were living and then the
iraqi army had called in an airstrike which it so often does in mosul of course killing but also killing his mother two of his brothers and one of their wives this attack actually happened on the same day that. the that there was an infamous attack where sixty people were killed in mosul you know the willingness to talk about it and the openness and the normality of it was the most extraordinary thing and that is the fact that i was so regular i guess is a difficult thing to accept you were obviously fortunate to capture this in your drawing but is this something you really occurred all over the city a lot of the damage that you see is not done by. not done by car bombs or firefights but by a strike that story of people civilians being caught up in that is obviously very sad but it is happening in mosul over the last few months i just want to ask you on
the point of the refugee camp as well you've made one painting in the. mounted recently suffered a heart. born just after the second world war. lying in this tent outside the main refugee camp conditions the heat. and his wife you can imagine the desperation he hasn't eaten for five days or drunk and. it's a very private moment this man may well be dying maybe it will be dead by now but you're inviting strangers in into your tent for those last moments on the off chance that they can help for me was was very difficult to sort of make a really difficult choice whether you whether you engage with that and tell the story or whether you stand out from it because of course. the chance of helping is very i think. memory you will take away from from your time in mosul the one you know impression that really will stay with you i think it's always this well i
suppose it's always been the same and that is. that it is the majority of civilians losing out. hugely. to something that they have no control of. the lack of just the kind of very vulnerable the moment and the lack of choice and the thing that i guess it was sticks to me is that. the drawings that i'm doing are done with permission the best drawings i did were the ones that i was very much emotionally attached to the kind of desire to draw to do justice and draw exactly what was in front of me. at the holiday season in full swing in europe u.k. police are warning brits to be braced for any eventuality during their holidays including terror attacks.
that was two years ago. people. british police have now released a video showing british terrorists how to react in case they get caught up in a terrorist attack if it's a safe route to get out now this is the best option it are just people to think of the instructions in the same way they think about airline safety videos everyone is a we have you going to need a plane you get a safety briefing of what should happen if the plane come down and they're trying to see you have the chance to know very unlikely because just giving you the
knowledge of what to do not to do if you're caught up in such an attack kind of what's your response to that kind of wave d.v.d. i. mean big street here is we're going to stay are you going on on a summer holiday there. may be quite scared to go forward at work right but will find it quite scary religious terrorists now would they be going on the train is quite pretty frightening missing that the defendant would make me worry about traveling the kind that we all stay like everything is about terrorism and stuff like that it just adds more to stress you what's going on today to kind of relax not to think about potential terrorist attacks i think it's a bit scary if they could just travel in the haven't they there today john what's going to happen next feel less safe everywhere there's a fire or a terrorist attack every day so it's like you do worry generally more about even trying to get out to get you know to do you sometimes can be worrying kind of a new reality to have you know it is here to feel safe here in the u.k.
so you wouldn't change your plans this kind of thing watching this kind of video i . wouldn't you know. it wouldn't deter you from going away. just to deal with it every day so police say there's no specific intelligence that british holidaymakers are going to be targeted but they still want you to watch the film before packing your beat bags as people adapt to the terror threat. but industries are adjusting as well u.k. insurance companies for example are now offering special policies that cover terrorism are also various counterterrorism courses on terror survival guides being offered to the public chris hunter a former british army intelligence officer thinks this all shows just how much things have changed we're definitely living in a different worlds the you know the rise in islamist extremist terrorism is unprecedented and i think you know just looking at it from
a domestic perspective when i was growing up in the you know in britain in the early eighty's i remember the provisional ira threats but they used to give coded warnings they didn't actually want to kill civilians with islamist extremist terrorism it's a completely different mindsets and completely different threats so we have to take the threat seriously and we have to be prepared to either forego some of our civil liberties or you know we say ok we'll just live with the terrorist threats and keep getting killed and while the brits are facing up to the challenges posed by the new reality a u.k. radio stations aired twenty five hours of al qaeda recruitment propaganda its license has since been revoked by off calm imaam f.m. broadcast speeches by an what are lucky a radical american muslim a cleric of yemeni origin the u.n. security council state that he was a leader recruiter and train of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula is also suspected
of having links to the nine eleven plot and he was killed in a u.s. drone strike in yemen back in twenty eleven now a mom f.m. says it was unaware of the radical content of the speeches chris hunter again says communities have to do more to tackle the promotion of radicalism. twenty five hours of evil hatred and vitriol and it once i'm on it and crucially you know i'm not monitoring all broad cos but somebody gave these people a license presumably if they were broadcasting illegally the real issue with this is that there are so many different mediums through which terrorists can actually propagate and miss any developed country in the world are not going to have the resources to actually stop it in its tracks to monitor these publications so there is a huge emphasis and moral obligation on the communities in which all of this media is actually being propagated. several top u.s.
republicans are calling on the trumpet ministration to investigate alleged russia funding over environmental activists in order to undermine the american energy industry. and invest. you've been watching mainstream american television lately you've probably noticed a recurring theme former cia chief john brennan is connecting the dots between russia and wiki leaks a lot of connect the dots information as you said the dots that connect the dots to get connected back with russia connect the dots russia did it it's a game of connect the dots first find something that you do not like and then somehow blame russia for it and we're not just talking about hillary clinton losing her guaranteed presidency back in two thousand and sixteen are you a fan of donald trump's energy dominance plan if you are then the environmentalists who are protesting against fracking a controversial shale drilling technique are part of the kremlin conspiracy if you
connect the dots it is clear that russia is funding u.s. environmental groups in an effort to suppress the domestic industry specifically hide really cracking. and on the other hand if you're an environmentalist don't you know that putin is the mastermind behind the controversial keystone pipeline. are you worried about the right white nationalism right wing extremism. and on top of that the occupy wall street protests can be traced all the way back to russia's secret security services you also move and give to practical examples of how the russians have been engaged in our political system one was an anti fracking campaign that the russians seemed to be engaged in another one was the
occupy wall street movement that the russians were engaged in as well sure the financial crisis low wages income inequality had nothing to do with it we all know that people were protesting back in two thousand and eleven because they got orders from moscow right. but. and the public trust in the mainstream media is shrinking it's because someone is feeding them fake and false information guess who what about false information the real fake is being put out by russians russian propagandists russian operatives were almost surely impossible in a war with a new or a. new bag of tricks was something to try to do russia has become the world's scapegoat for everything and it's this weird witch hunt that like now if something doesn't go someone's way and international business or elections or whatever the automatic finger pointing goes to russia i guess it's just the automatic excuse now especially with this fracking story in particular like ok they're saying now that
russia is involved with. powering environmentalists to stop fracking it just doesn't make sense so from hacking to fracking it's all because of the kremlin whenever something goes wrong you can always say that the russians did it it never seems to get old caleb artsy new york meanwhile the u.s. president has backtracked on a cyber security deal discussed with president putin during the recent g twenty summit despite agreeing to work with russia the white house now says it continues to view russia as a threat we recognize that russia is a cyber threat but we also recognize the need to have conversations with our ad was serious however the g twenty summit in hamburg last week trumpet wrote an optimistic tweet on a potential joint cyber security unit the idea however was roundly criticized over russia's alleged hacking activities the former u.s. congressman michael flanagan told us that despite the setback president trump is
still committed to working with russia. if we can work with russia nuclear arms treaties if we can work with russia on peace treaties in syria we can certainly work with them on technological issues the president is absolutely committed to work with president putin to work with the russians and many levels and many areas in the deep state in this country hates it will continue to scream about it and that's too bad but it's going to happen it's going to be a bumpy ride for everybody but we cannot continue to have a permanent implacable enemy in russia in all things and whatever they do is going to be wrong and we have to continue to act from that kneejerk place it's it's wrong it's silly it's foolish and it's counterproductive to world peace it's a busy day for news who are not international thanks for joining us so far spain is becoming overwhelmed by the number of incoming migrants from africa that story in the mix if you will to headlines just a few. little
blogs telling you on the idea that dropping bombs brings peace to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battles. that you stop spreading tell you that every gossip the tabloids. tell you all and i like. all the hearts that we all. want. well it happens lattimer putin and donald trump met for their first much anticipated handshake. was it worth the wait what happens now.
i. good to have you with us today for the program spain has seen a shot rise in migrants arriving from africa this year between january and june up to eighty six thousand five hundred landed in the country that is compared with eight thousand arrivals in all of twenty sixteen now for a brief moment here on the program when i see international let's have
a look at what route migrants traveling from africa are tending to take for example the way from morocco to spain across the mediterranean as all food become now the second most popular route it is believed that the morocco spain route is viewed as safe by migrants than going through libya to italy. good god. the u.n. states that spain is not prepared to handle the increase stressing there are not enough facilities in the country to deal with all the arrivals italy still remains the e.u. state that's accepting the vast majority of migrants departing africa's shores almost eighty five thousand have landed there since the beginning of this year greece is also affected with more than fourteen thousand migrants stranded on less
boss and other greek islands in fact on monday a shoot fire swept through a refugee camp on last boss believed to have been deliberately started by migrants who are facing deportation history professor paolo d.n.a. believes the e.u. still doesn't know how to handle this crisis. in the. case of the spain we want to be able to call this situation and i think. he's really not up to the task of control knob so they are not acting hopefully these are not calling policies if you think of the difference. being that these will not move my own sweet valley this is not to call them all this is just to do this it wasn't. frankly or they knew it. and i see the
future. once we choose the shows we did it greece and spain. a buck or any human rights activist has been sentenced to two years in prison a court filed not belittle our job guilty of making false or malicious statements about the government the charges were related to t.v. interviews he gave back in twenty fifteen years that our job has been jailed several times since a nationwide uprising six years ago and we heard from his cousin. was not given any oxus to meet his family or talk to his family or meet his lawyers and the last couple of days this trial is clearly an attempt by the government of the train to silence all forms of criticism for human rights violations the be rajib was charged for intentionally purposely spreading false information and all he did as a human rights the fund was revealed
a human rights violations which happened in bahrain including systematic torture which is practiced by the government of bahrain and i would like to openly call upon the united states the united kingdom the e.u. and the international community to intervene to stop the massive on go in human rights violations and bahrain condemning is not enough it's time for the international community to play a role in countering and stopping and putting can and to do ongoing kimmel rights violations and. we also spoke with the director of the bahrain freedom movement he told us that an appeal her job has always spoken out against injustice regardless of the consequences. those of the stories that no one should say
anything you have to have to accept the. monster relationship that you are a means to live for the al khalifa now in libya chose not to be a slave chose to be a theme like more than four thousand the print political prisoners at this moment of time for maybe being a human rights activist what should he do we should just keep quiet about the ongoing imprisonment torture. and of course. i do. fantasies of the energy we all should to speak out free people who want to say something they want to defend their compared to it and also they want to do to their from their human a duty this is what that we chose to do and he spoke out a worldwide news headlines here live on r.t. international thanks for joining us so far today more of your world news and a half an hour's time between now and then the watching the hawks is next on this
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